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Dark Dragon, Phantom Blaster "Diablo" - #G-LD01/001EN

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2015

Stride (Released when both players' vanguards are grade 3 or greater!)-Stride Step-[Choose one or more cards with the sum of their grades being 3 or greater from your hand, and discard them] Stride this card on your (VC) from face down. [ACT](VC)[1/Turn]:[Counter Blast (1) & Choose a face down card named "Dark Dragon, Phantom Blaster "Diablo"" from your G zone, and turn it face up] If the number of face up cards in your G zone is two or more, until end of turn, this unit gets [Power]+10000/[Critical]+1 and "[AUTO](VC):[Choose three of your rear-guards, and retire them] When this unit attacks a vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do, your opponent may choose two of his or her rear-guards, and retire them. If two rear-guards were not retired, your opponent cannot call cards from hand to (GC) until end of that battle.".

Rating:  4.25

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Dark Dragon, Phantom Blaster "Diablo"

Our week wraps up with the sum of all your efforts in G-Shadow Paladin. Phantom Blaster Diablo here has an ACT skill, paid by Counterblast 1 and G Persona Blast. He then gains 10k and a Critical, and as soon as he attacks, you can sack 3 rear-guards to force the opponent to retire two of theirs. If they can't or won't, they can't guard Diablo's attack.
(I'm going by errata because Bushiroad dropped the already cracked ball of translation yet a-fucking-gain)
So what we have is CB1 and -3 to make the opponent -2. Not a high quality +2 since your opponent chooses what dies, so at first it doesn't sound like it's worth the investment. In a vacuum, not really. However, the -3 can be mitigated with new Charon and come July David, so at least it'll wash. For those of you who pay attention to the cards and know the opponent lacks a Sentinel, just gaining the 10k and Critical without sacking is fine. The retire-to-seal-guard should only be used if you don't trust Phantom Blaster not to meet one to the face.
Currently the only Shadow Paladin G-Unit worth running 4 of simply because space. He's not a bad finisher, at any rate.


Dark Dragon, Phantom Blaster "Diablo"
AKA the only reason anyone was interested in the Legends deck to begin with.
Alright, before I get into the lore of the retrained Phantom Blaster Dragon, let's get the skill and rulings out of the way.  Once a turn, CB1 to Persona Flip, if you have two or more face-up in your G-Zone (which is why the Legends deck came with Grim Recruiter), Phantom Blaster "Diablo" gets +10000/+1 crit for the turn.  On attack, retire three rear-guards to force your opponent to retire two of their rear guards, if not, PBDiablo gets the Transcore skill and prevents any unit from being called to guard.  If your opponent has Sea Stamp Otter or units with resist or not enough units, they can't guard.  Yes, it's quite stupid.
As for the lore, well, apparently it's from an alternate timeline where Majesty Lord Blaster didn't defeat the Overlord and he went on to become the most powerful being on Cray.
Sheesh, between this, Dragruler Revenant, The Ace and Religious Soul Savior, I think we have enough alternate future versions (or future children in the case of Religious Soul Savior) of Block 1 bosses, no?  Oh, and Tsukiyomi's got a new form that's running around too.
Anyway, long story short, this card is stupidly busted.  It's one of those cards that makes me wonder what the R&D guys were smoking when they came up with this one.  Oh well, use it until it gets limited if it does.
Rating: 5/5


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